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​​​​​Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment

Exploring Fundamental Symmetries of the Universe

LBNE's science document describes the design of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, its technical capabilities, and the breadth of physics topics the experiment can address.

The preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early Universe, the dynamics of the supernova bursts that produced the heavy elements necessary for life and whether protons eventually decay — these mysteries at the forefront of particle physics and astrophysics are key to understanding the early evolution of our Universe, its current state and its eventual fate. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) represents an extensively developed plan for a world-class experiment dedicated to addressing these questions.

Front Matter
Abstract 36 kB
Author List 33 kB
Table of Contents 133 kB
List of Figures 105 kB
List of Tables 80 kB
How to Read this Document 103 kB

​​ Chapters ​PDF
​​dd 1. Introduction and Executive Summary 438 kB
dd 2. The Science of LBNE 3.5 kB
3. Project and Design 12.7 MB  (reduced 4.7 MB)
dd​ 4. Neutrino Mixing, Mass Hierarchy, and CP Violation 2.1 MB
dd 5. Nucleon Decay Motivated by Grand Unified Theories 1.2 MB
dd​ 6. Core-Collapse Supernova Neutrinos 711 kB
dd 7. Precision Measurements with a High-Intensity Neutrino Beam 936 kB
dd 8. Additional Far Detector Physics Opportunities 669 kB
dd ​9. Summary and Conclusion 657 kB

Appendices​ PDF​
dd A. LBNE Detector Simulation and Reconstruction 652 kB
dd​​ B. Neutrino-Nucleon Scattering Kinematics 142 kB

Acknowledgments and References ​PDF
Acknowledgments 135 kB
​References 302 kB

BNL-101354-2014-JA, FERMILAB-PUB-14-022, LA-UR-14-20881

9 May 2014 r14​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​75

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